Don't worry. I don't plan on making this a regular thing, but I have to tell you that
this drawer of brand new flatware makes me happy.
It looks expensive, like real wood, in fact.
It's not real wood. It's fake wood, and I can throw it in the dishwasher every night if I want to.
It's a Target find—$50 for a four-piece setting.
I bought two.
I may purchase another set for replacements.
Before this drawer was a mess of ancient, mismatched flatware that I never used.
Now it's pretty and functional grown up.
I am 50, after all.
My MIL passed her silver down to us.
Unlike the flatware, this is the real deal.
It's so pretty and elegant, and before the new flatware purchase, we used it every night.
The trouble is I threw it in the dishwasher every night, too.
This just wasn't right, and I felt guilty every time I pressed the START button.
Real silver should be polished.
And hand washed and treated like the royalty it is.
Now that I have everyday flatware, I no longer have to feel guilty.
I'll still use the silver, but it will be washed in warm soapy water afterwards. By hand.
Maybe I'll teach my children how to polish silver.
Happy Flatware Friday!